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January 28, 2013

Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative

The “Money Follows the Person” Rebalancing Demonstration Program (MFP) helps States rebalance their long-term care systems to transition people with Medicaid from institutions to the community.

Participating MFP States: AR, CA CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, AL, MT, SD, and the District of Columbia.

States not participating in MFP: AK, AZ, NM, WY, and UT

From spring 2008 through December 2010, nearly 12,000 people have transitioned back into the community through MFP Programs. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthens and expands the “Money Follows the Person” Program to more States

The  Money Follows the Person (MFP) MFP Tribal Initiative offers existing MFP states and tribes the necessary resources to build sustainable community-based long-term services and supports (lTSS) specifically for Indian country.  Through a supplemental budget request, MFP grantees and tribal partners may use the TI to address disparities, improve access, and advance the development of the infrastructure required to implement Medicaid community-based LTSS for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN)